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What Can You do With a Graduate Degree in Chemistry?

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Typically, a Ph.D. degree is required for:

  • Teaching positions at the university level
  • Managerial and other advanced positions within industrial/manufacturing firms and governmental agencies/laboratories
  • Many research positions

The B.S./B.A. degree is sufficient for many entry-level positions in industry and governmental laboratories, but tends to limit career advancement up the "corporate ladder."

  • Chemist
  • Anesthesiologist Biochemist
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Food Scientist/Technologist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Occupational Safety Specialist
  • Oceanographer
  • Optometrist
  • Patent Agent
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Radiologist
  • Science Lab Technician
  • Soil Scientist
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Water Purification Chemist
  • Water Scientist
  • Water/wastewater Plant
  • Manager

The M.S. degree is often sufficient for employment in:

  • Applied research within industrial and governmental laboratories
  • Teaching positions at community colleges/high schools
  • Biochemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Chemical lab technician
  • Chemist
  • Clinical lab technologist
  • Conservationist
  • Drug analyst
  • Environmental analyst
  • Enzymologist
  • Forensic biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Hydrologist
  • Inorganic chemist
  • Metallurgist
  • Mineralogist
  • Petroleum inspector
  • Pharmacologist
  • Toxicologist

Places of Employment

  • Colleges/Universities
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Research Institutions
  • Research laboratories
  • Food Products Companies
  • Research Institutes
  • Hospitals
  • Government
  • Agricultural Service Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • Biotechnical Firms
  • Laboratories
  • Chemical Manufacturers
  • Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Companies
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Pharmaceutical Firms

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